About the property
- House3000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms with stunning views of the Chesapeake
This lovely home offers all the comforts of home, including a covered porch where you can meditate, read, paint, bird watch and get away from it all, as the quiet natural beauty of the area makes it the perfect retreat! The house features spectacular views of the bay and sunsets from the first floor living room, master bedroom and porch! The second floor features 3 additional bedrooms, full bathroom and quiet sitting area. Star gazing is spectacular from the porch and the sunsets overlooking the bay are impressive year round. This home features comfortable and cozy surroundings, including linens, towels and fully stocked kitchen. Family games and puzzles are available! Enjoy the use of bicycles and kayaks which can be launched from the private beach, while taking in breathtaking views of the Chesapeake Bay. Take advantage of the 1.5 acre yard for outdoor play or use the grill for great family meals! Enjoy a garden right outside the door that includes fresh herbs, basil, parsley, chives, rosemary and mint. Crab picking houses are within walking distance or an easy bike ride where you can buy fresh picked crab meat. A steamer pot and mallets are available for your fresh catch!
The famous 'Old Salty's Restaurant' is next door and serves the best seafood around!
Hooper’s Island is a scenic 30 minute drive from Cambridge, which takes you right through the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. There you can enjoy a wildlife drive, nature walks and an informative visitors center. Eagles, osprey and an interesting assortment of wildlife abound! Coming soon is the new Harriet Tubman Museum in near by Church Creek, Underground Railroad ‘conductor’ Harriet Tubman was born in Dorchester County in 1822. Bring your boat! There are two free public boat ramps in close proximity, one on Hoopers Island and the other in Hoopersville on the lower island. This home offers internet access and HD television with local network TV stations and a Blu ray player. We have central AC, ceiling fans in the bedrooms and washer dryer! The first floor has two bedrooms one with a king bed, master bath and soaking tub, the other with a queen and a twin and another full bathroom. The second floor has 3 additional bedrooms and a full bathroom including a king bed, a double bed and two twin beds.
kathy and Jerry Sadler
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 16, 2018
What makes this House unique
This house has breathtaking views of the bay on 3 sides and a scenic view of a salt water marsh of the fourth side. Fresh local seafood can be purchased directly from island wholesalers.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Relaxing and Beautiful views a Home away from Home
This is a great place to get away from the hustle of everyday life. We enjoyed a quiet Easter weekend with the kids and our beloved family dog. The house has ample room for 6 adults, a teenager, and the dog.
Kathy and Jerry responded very quickly to our questions we had about the area. We wish the weather would have cooperated so we could take advantage of the kayaks and bikes provided with the house. Instead we took a short ride to a great little restaurant (Panama Willies) and on the way we spotted two bald eagles in a tree top and lots of other wild life.
We frequently visit the Cambridge area for long weekends and we would definitely stay at Kathy and Jerry's peaceful home on the bay.
Beautiful home and great relaxing getaway.
Loved the spacious and comfortable home, the view and the serenity of Hoopers Island (sunsets and birdlife are amazing). We had a family get-together and everyone had a great time and enjoyed the property.
Everything one would need is supplied by the hosts. Steve, a local who works at nearby Old Salty's restaurant, provides the welcoming committee....allowing his beautiful beagle Slim to greet us and spend time with us daily. Speaking of Old Salty's - excellent crab cakes and "topped" oysters.
We used the bikes and kayaks to explore the surrounding areas; the beach-side fire pit was a welcome treat at night and the gas and charcoal grills made for some easy delicious home-cooked meals.
All-in-all a great property and a wonderful time. Would definitely return.
Thank you David for your review! The way you described your time at our home is exactly what we envision for our guests at Down by the Bay! Steve and Slim are indeed a wonderful assess to the island, we could not ask for a better welcoming committee!
We welcome you back anytime! Happy Holidays!
Kate and Jerry
Great, as good as it gets!
Loved the house, the property, the entire experience.
Great get away weekend spot.
The home is comfortable and well equipped for a relaxing weekend. We had a mom's weekend away to celebrate a milestone birthday and it was a great location. Water views from all over the house were much appreciated. The only thing I would suggest is more and newer towels. We had stated we were having 10 people and I couldn't locate enough towels to accommodate all of us. No big deal as we used beach towels we had brought, but given we paid a linen fee I think adequate towels should have been provided. I would certainly return to this lovely location!
Thank you for the kind words! We leave 12 towels, wash clothes and hand towels available for our guests. Did you see the towels in the cabinets in the upstairs bathroom? Beach towels are not provided I am glad you had some. Please call next time! We would have been happy to help! We are very happy you enjoyed your mom’s weekend!
Lovely home with a beach and a great view!
This home is lovely and we enjoyed our stay! The front porch was great for early afternoon relaxing, the beach was amazing for play and new discoveries each day, and there was enough space inside to spread out or play together! We even made crab cakes with fresh caught crab. Yum!
Thanks for a lovely get-away!
Great place to relax and spend time with family
Stayed here for 4 nights. The house is well equipped for a family get-away, everything we needed was there. The kayaks and private beach were awesome!
The house is located in Fishing creek MD, AKA Hoopers Island. Activities to further explore while visiting Hoopers Islands include: Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Harriet Tubman Visitors Center, Sawyer Fishing Charters (www.sawyercharters.com) and Hoopers Island Expeditions (www.hiexped.com). Art galleries and fine dining in historic Cambridge.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Linen fee includes freshly made beds and towels. We offer a $50 per night discount for parties of 4 or less guests. With this option, guests won't have access to the 2nd floor. Wedding parties are booked at the Standard Rate and require a 4 night minimum stay. Check in time is 3:30 and check out time is 11:00 a.m. Early and late check-in's may be available upon request.